BIRN Hub People


Matt Robinson


Matt Robinson is a journalist, translator and former Reuters Bureau Chief for the Balkans and Special Correspondent for Central and Eastern Europe.

Matteo Mastracci

Digital Rights Researcher

As a researcher, Matteo works in BIRN’s Digital Rights Programme, focusing on tech implications for human rights and privacy in the Southeast and Central Europe region.

Matthew Collin


Matthew Collin is a journalist, broadcaster and author who has worked as a foreign correspondent for the BBC, Al Jazeera and Agence France-Presse.

Milica Stojanovic

Serbia Correspondent, Balkan Transitional Justice

Based in Belgrade, Milica works on stories related to transitional justice in Serbia.

Milka Domanovic

Regional Network Director BIRN
After working in different roles in BIRN from 2013, with some breaks, Milka assumed the role of Regional Director in December 2022.

Miloš Ćirić

Digital Rights Programme Manager

Milos is BIRN’s long-time collaborator and author of BIRN’s flagship publication Balkan Insight. Over the last 15 years, he worked in various capacities with numerous regional CSOs and independent media outlets as a writer, journalist, educator, media and human rights activist.

Nejra Mulaomerovic

Programme Associate

Based in Sarajevo, Nejra is working closely with project coordinator teams, carrying out and assisting in the implementation of programmes across all of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network’s platforms.

Nicholas Watson

Reporting Democracy Editor

Nicholas was appointed editor of Reporting Democracy in 2020.

Nikola Cace

Finance and Operations Manager

Nikola joined BIRN Hub in May 2015 as an Administration and Operations Assistant. He is based in BIRN Hub’s Sarajevo office and provides support to the regional operations. His main responsibilities include regular financial analysis of project costs and a vast range of key administrative duties. At the start of 2018, he became a part of the BIRN Hub’s HR department. From October 2022 he is acting as a Finance and Operations Manager.

Per Byman

Senior Humanitarian Advisor, Caritas Germany Member of the Assembly

Per is a Swedish aid worker. Since 2023 he has been working for Caritas Germany as Senior Humanitarian Advisor for Ukraine and Moldova. Previously, he was the Managing Director at NRC Flüchtlingshilfe Deutschland, which he joined in 2018.

Robert Bierman

Member of the Board
Principal, Tiny World Media; Executive Director, World 50 Group

Bob is a seasoned media veteran and Executive Director of World 50 Group, where he oversees content, programming and product strategy for the company.

Samir Kajosevic

Montenegro Correspondent
Samir is based in Podgorica and covers stories from Montenegro as well as parts of regional investigative stories.

Sasa Dragojlo

Serbia Correspondent

Sasa joined BIRN in 2020 as a correspondent for Balkan Insight. Previously, he has worked for Balkan Insight from 2015 to 2016.

Serbeze Haxhiaj

Kosovo Correspondent, Balkan Transitional Justice

Serbeze Haxhiaj is covering issues related to establishing justice and
facilitating reconciliation after the 1998-1999 Kosovo war. Her
particular focus is on war crimes, human rights issues, rehabilitation of
victims and peace approaches in dealing with conflict and its aftermath.

Sinisa-Jakov Marusic

North Macedonia Correspondent

Sinisa-Jakov Marusic is a Skopje-based journalist and regular contributor to BIRN’s regional publication, Balkan Insight, and the programme Balkan Transitional Justice.


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